Blogged By John-Patirck -
The Blog World and Palm Springs tastemakers are all a buzz, naming The Christopher Kennedy Compound as the #1 Must-Experience Event for Modernism Week this year. Billed as the ultimate Palm Springs remodel - the Show House has all the bells and whistles that draw Modernists to Palm Springs. Vintage furniture. Amazing architecture. And nostalgic mid-century pizzazz. Christopher Kennedy, the design-world's man of the moment, called upon nine of the nation's top designers, and more than sixty Brand Partners from Crossville Tile, Silestone, Thermador, Sherwin-Williams and Aran Cucine to reimagine a classic early 1970s home in the toney Indian Canyons - for the way people live in Palm Springs today.
Los Angeles I'm Yours - blogged by Kyle Fitzpatrick, named The Compound a contemporary Modernist's fantasy. In his latest post, Fitzpatrick writes about Modernism Week in general - but calls out Kennedy's Modernism Week Show House as a do-not-miss attraction.
Excerpt: "All of the happenings (at Modernism) are a delight but one was very special and quite different from the rest. That title goes to The Christopher Kennedy Compound, an interior design wet dream as the entire house was broken down into little spaces for designers and creatives to build out fantasy Palm Springs living quarters. Yes, it is as decadent as you can imagine." For the full story: Click Here
In the Hollywood Reporter's recap of Modernism Week - their guide to some of this year’s top desert design experiences, they named The Compound the #1 Must-Experience Event. For the full story: Click Here
Linda Allen, of Live Anywhere Lighting and Lori Dennis, star of HGTV's Real Designing Women, smiled for the camera on the Ms. Dennis-designed terrace at the Show House. Just a few of the interior design world's royalty who have joined the thousands of Modernists who have flocked to Christopher Kennedy's Show House.
Erin Marie Woolf Hernandez of EM Designs posted: "It was awesome! All apart of Modernism Week in Palm Springs. Christopher Kennedy was the amazing brainchild of the Show House and had some of the best - displaying their talents room by room."
Palm Springs' own entertainer extraordinaire, Bella da Ball, shown above with Show House docent, Ken Mau, posted: "What a gorgeous property. Love all the rooms and everything from inside and all around. What great design, colors, textures, furniture, art, lighting, appliances, coordination....simply beautiful, intriguing, delicious, divine!"
Patricia Lockwood, founding member of the Palm Springs Chapter of the Interior Design Society, posted: "Well done Christopher - so proud of you and this amazing accomplishment!"
Laurie Weitz - the Palm Springs resident passionista posted: "The Christopher Kennedy Compound Show House is a WOW! There are surprises in each room and you will take away ideas and see some things most of us have not seen before. Trina Turk of course did not disappoint. She added her amazing style and touch, making the pool area pop with true Palm Springs chic style as only she can!"
ABOUT THE SHOW HOUSE: Christopher Kennedy teamed up with Luxe Interiors + Design, with the goal of creating the Show House to raise $100,000 for Modernism and other architectural preservation efforts. The Show House opened for public tours last Saturday February 15th and runs through this Sunday. Tickets for daytime tours of The Show House can be purchased online by clicking here, and at The Compound during daytime tour hours, 9 am - 3 pm, Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23. The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House is located at 444 East Santiago Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264.